Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh said on Thursday said that Pakistan is trying to send sneak weapons into the Union Territory through drones to the terrorists who are facing a huge shortage of arms and ammunition.
The DGP stated that Pakistan has adopted a new technique of sending arms and ammunition to Jammu and Kashmir using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). There have been several incidents in the past when the security forces have detected the use of UAVs to send the arms.
“Pakistan has been trying to send arms and ammunition to terrorists through drones (UAVs). We have detected several such incidents in the past,” news agency PTI quoted Singh as saying. “There has been a huge shortage of weapons for the terorists operating here,” he added.
Dilbag Sing further stated that such incidents of Pakistani UAVs carrying weapons were detected in Kupwara, Heera Nagar, Kathua and Rajouri districts of the Union Territory. Adding that another modus operandi of Pakistan to dispatch weapons through trucks to Jammu and Kashmir was unearthed in Punjab in the past.
Taling about the security situation in the region, the Jammu and Kashmir police chief said the forces have been able to curtail the number of active terrorists to less than 200 from 300 to 350 terrorists a few years ago with its anti-terrorism operations. He also informed that only 26 could enter the Union Territory from across the border so far this year.
“There has been 75 per cent more firing from across the border in the first seven months of 2020. There were 487 incidents of firing from Pakistan till July this year in comparison to 267 such incidents in the same period in 2019. The firings are cover to infiltrate terrorists. So far, just 26 terrorists could infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said.
“Eighty local youths have joined terrorism this year so far of which 38 were killed and 22 arrested. Just 20 of those who have joined terrorism are active now,” he added.